Glam Metal legends Mötley Crüe have hinted about splitting up for a while now, and are expected to announce the next steps very soon, most likely with a farewell tour.
A Save The Date invitation has been circulated regarding an event in Los Angeles on January 28th described as "RIP: All Bad Things Must Come To An End."
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The band have made no secret about their impending demise. One of the driving forces has been the health of Mick Mars, but collectively they are determined to call the shots in their own way and leave on a high.
"It's definitely for real," singer Vince Neil told the Oakland Press last August. "We want to go out on top. We still sell out arenas and do stadium shows and stuff like that, and that's how we want to be remembered."
"It's just time," he continued. "Mick's (Mars) health is not that good, and touring is tough on him. I'm sure in five, 10 years' time we'll probably do something together again, but it's not gonna be like a KISS farewell to the farewell to the farewell tour. We're not gonna be like that."
"It'll happen, but we don't know when it will happen," Nikki Sixx told Rolling Stone in October. "The most important thing about a farewell tour is that the band doesn't lie to the fans, and the band doesn't tour and then come back years later. That's what's important for us, planning what's the right time to go out.
"We believe artists should be in control of their own destiny and that destiny also includes when it should be done so that their fans can forever be proud. It's not one or two band members up there dragging the band name around. It's a band for a reason, it works for a reason. We're really proud of that. I think that's why, when the day does come, we want to be proud of our band and what we've achieved."
"Someone said to me the other day, 'Won't you be sad?' I go, 'No, I'd be sad if we were playing half-full theaters and only two band members were in the band.' That would be sad," explained Sixx. "Sad is not taking your final bow in Los Angeles all together as four brothers.
"I talked to a friend the other day and they were talking about a friend of theirs who passed away. And after the funeral, they had this huge party and everybody was celebrating, drinking and telling stories about this guy and how fun he was and how much joy he gave everybody in life. That's how I feel about Mötley Crüe.
"When that day comes, that's what I want: one big fucking huge party to celebrate what we've done, all the good, all the bad, all the in-between. There it is, one big party, one final bow."
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